Ighalo Bags An Appointment By The Federal Government
Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has bagged an appointed as the Ambassador of the newly revived National Principals Cup by the Federal Government.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare made the disclosure when he received Ighalo at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
Sundar Dare announced Igholo’s role as watching live matches of the secondary school competition across the six zones of the country.
In his words: “The only thing Ighalo has to offer to the national team is his experience, it is not his ability because there are players who are far better than him and we know that.
“If Rohr wants to bring him in because he stabilises the squad, it is fine. I remember when I was in my 30s and the manager kept bringing me back, it wasn’t because I was a great player but I gave the team confidence.
And that might also be the reason why Rohr wants to bring him back but other than that his time is gone.
“Ighalo is in his 30s and in Nigeria we have fantastic prospects that are fighting to get that spot but not all of them can make the squad.
‘If you keep playing the older players it is at the detriment of the younger players. It is high time we start seeing 17, 18-year-old geniuses in the national team.
Where there is no talent the coach may consider bringing him back but there are so many talents and it would be very wrong to bring him back at this stage.”